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will stick with activist rafif jouejati. the justice department goes to blocks the texas' voter id law. >> according to the state of texas' own analysis, anywhere from 600,000 to nearly 800,000 registered voters did not have the required id and those were disproportionately hispanic. >> we will speak with nation reporter ari berman about the texas' voter id law and such laws around the country, and with the naacp attorney robert havingor the group as havinis its annual meeting in houston. a >> there should be no sympathy for goldman sachs. we should be doing everything to try to bring this matter forward. >> what is the matter? oakland city council votes to end its contract with goldman sachs that locked into a financial deal that cost the city millions. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 1
. >> rose: they wanted him because they thought he could carry texas. >> and the south. eisenhower took texas by 200,000 votes in 1956. the republicans were strong in texas. and eisenhower had also carried four other southern states. kennedy knew-- and he was right-- if he didn't carry texas and get back some of the southern states, he wouldn't win. >> rose: so johnson in effect helped elect kennedy. >> that's one of the forgotten, absolutely forgotten chapters. because johnson makes a campaign through the south. he does an old fashioned whistlestop campaign. he pulls into all these southern towns. the yellow rose of texas is blaring. and the volume is turned up by bobby baker, his secretary of the senate, so it would pull into town and johnson would start speaking, you know, anded he'd give a speech, "we have to have a southerner on the ticket. let's not let the south be forgotten." the train would pull away. johnson wouldn't be finished talking. he once said in a town named cullpepper, as the train is pulling out he said, "what did dick nixon ever do for cullpupper?" >> rose: so they'
it makes me think what is going on in arizona and alabama and washington and texas, because it is happening everywhere. tavis: we obviously did not plan this, i did not buy you have worked on the set days ago. you were at one of the superfund sites in this extreme heat. i was in north carolina with 105 degree temperatures every day. the conversation with this heat wave could be more -- could not be more auspicious. >> sometimes -- most of the time we can take water for granted that it is always there, especially in a heatwave. that is something we gravitate to for everything. sprinklers, swimming, a cooling off, putting out the fires. tavis: how baht -- how bad is the water crisis? ande're in a water crisis it can be a daunting look at the situation we're in with the misuse, the lack of, the overuse, and the pollution of our water in the united states. we do not think it is us. but like i said in the film, it already is you. it can see these scenarios played themselves out in other countries and we always go there to aid in rescue what we have that same problem right here. as in the film, t
texas. in the early days, my dad came to oklahoma. he was the first clerk of the county court in oklahoma. after statehood, known as one of those old, hard hitting, fist fighting democrats. he used to discount the votes all the time. every time my dad went to town, it was common, the first question i would ask him when they came in writing on the horse that evening i would say, well, how many fights did you have today? he would take me up on his knee and tell me who he was fighting, why, all about it. why don't we show a couple of these fascists what a hillbilly can do it. i was born in that little town. dad build a six-room house. cost him about $7,000. the day after, it burned down. >> how big was the place? >> in those days, about 1500. a few years later, about 5000. struck some pretty rich oil pools all-around there in garrison kitty, cromwell, seminole, sam springs, spring hill, all up and down the whole country they have oil. pretty nice old fields. >> any of the oil coming your family? >> no, we got the grease. we turn now to go coffman. kaufman is a professor of americ
by the musicologist alan lomax. >> what did your family do? where did they come from? >> well, they come from texas in the early day. my dad got to oklahoma right after statehood. he was the first clerk of the county court. and okemah, oklahoma. he is known as one of them old hard-hitting fist fighting democrats, you know, run for office down there and they used to miscount the votes all the time. so every time my dad went to town, the first question i would ask him when he come riding in on a horse that evening, i would say, "well, how many fights did you have today?" he would take me on his knee and proceed to tell me who he was fighting and why and all about it. we will show these fascists what a couple of hillbillies can do. >> where did you live, on a farm? >> no, i was born there in that little town. my dad built a six-room house, cost him about $7,000 or $8,000 for a day later, it burned down. >> what kind of a place was okemah? how big was it? >> in them days, about 1500 in 2000 a few years later, then about 5000. they struck some pretty rich oil pools all around there. all up and down the
the person they killed. new york, texas, and florida were among the states with the highest number of killings. in florida, where the unarmed teenager trayvon martin was shot to death by self-appointed neighborhood guard george zimmerman, a dozen african- americans were killed. the report comes as george zimmerman appeared on fox this wednesday night for his first nationally televised interview. speaking to fox news host sean hannity, zimmerman says he has no regrets for killing trayvon martin >> is there anything you regret? do you regret getting out of the car to follow trayvon that night? >> no, sir. >> do you credit you had a gun that night? >> no, sir. >> do you feel you would not be here for this interview if you did not have that done? >> i feel it was all god's plan. and for me to second-guess it or just dit -- >> in retrospect, now the time has passed a little bit, is there anything you would have done differently? >> no, sir. >> george zimmerman also briefly addressed the new allegations made by female relative that he molested her for over a decade and that he and his fa
is botswana? >> this is the size in terms of area of the state of texas. >> oh, ok. >> in terms of population, about 2 million people. our number one revenue was diamonds. >> diamonds? i will get to that in a minute. as big as texas, 2 million people. sparsely populated. >> very sparsely populated. parts of the desert is in botswana. the most pristine forest area is found in the north and is part of botswana. >> so, a big tourist attraction? >> a very big tourist attraction. the country is driving tourism but also protection of the environment at the same time. >> this is a land-locked country, isn't it? >> yes, it is. >> as you mentioned, desert is a huge part of it. what is the definition of a doubt that? >> the rivers come in from all over and goal and they come and they end in -- they come from all over angola and they end in botswana. we have all of the animals you can think of in the world. >> the capital is what? >> caswell tony -- >> how do you get there? >> from here, it would take you about 15 hours. you can fly from johannesburg right straight into the delta . >> you just mentioned
of two mentally disabled death row prisoners in georgia and texas. the prisoners, were held and yokamon hearn, were found guilty of murder and sentenced to die despite concerns they may have disabilities. the u.n. special rupture on executions called for the men's sentences to be commuted saying the killings would violate the supreme court's ruling against executing people with mental disabilities. yokamon her reportedly has been diagnosed with feet of offices interim and has a history of mental health problems and scheduled to be executed tonight in texas. planned parenthood has filed suit seeking to block a new state law in arizona blocking funding for abortion providers. it is set to take effect in early august, the law bans the use of public funds by state or local government to contact with any organization that provides abortions as one of its services. planned parenthood of arizona says the ban targets for organization, which provides cancer screenings and well women exams in exit -- in addition to abortions. a new york times reporter has revealed the obama and romney campaigns a
upon by the legal nation. >> texas governor perry has rejected parts of obama's and mark health care reform law saying the state will not expand medicaid or creed a health insurance exchange. secretary kathleen sebelius, perry said he will lose money. texas has the highest percentage of the uninsured people in the country with that one quarter of its population lacking health insurance. rick perry dismissed concerns for the plight of the state's uninsured on fox news. >> one out of four texans is without health insurance, one out of four is on medicare or medicaid. the health crisis is big for your country and state. what is the solution? >> the idea that this federal government -- which does not like texas to begin with -- to pick and choose and somehow say texas has the worst health care system in the world is fake and falls on its face. the real issue is about freedom. >> six republican governors have rejected obama's medicaid provision keeping out millions of low-income people from the expansion. the supreme court upheld the core of obama's health care law but also ruled states c
merrow reports on a texas school district's approach to its high school drop-out crisis: luring students back with college courses. >> what we're looking at doing is doing education in a different way, where the colleges come together with us and start working with these young people while they're still in high school. >> suarez: judy woodruff looks back at the major decisions in this high-impact supreme court term with historian michael beschloss and marcia coyle of the "national law journal." >> ifill: and on this most american of holidays, we turn to the men who signed the declaration of independence and what happened to them after they did. >> they were placed under house arrest. they had-- they were allowed to write letters home. they were visited by physicians. no one was ever tortured. that's something i have seen over the years and it is wrong. every time i see it, i shudder. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing
. it is also -- i shined a light on odessa, texas, in "friday night lights," and i shined a light on myself with the same standards. i feel if you are going to write -- if you want to call it a memoir, that is fine. it is a personal story. you have to be honest. i mean, honesty, i guess, is brutal. otherwise, what's the point? i have read memoirs and i have to tell you, i feel a lot of them are kind of jiggered here and jiggered there, and everything turns out happily in the end. i didn't want to do that, but i knew that some people would say, whoa, whoa, you are really going deep here, and he's a defenseless little boy. but i wanted to know how much he knew about himself, and i did want to tell him. tavis: when you shined that light on odessa, texas, there are things about itself -- that is to say, the town - >> yes. tavis: things that odessa had to face about itself that it might not have liked so much. >> yes, that is true. tavis: that is an understatement, of course. >> [laughs] i think that is true. tavis: when buzz shines the light on himself on friday or any other day, for that matte
in texas or he worked for many, many years. he helped nurture george w. bush and help him get elected. governor of texas, then was beyond his presidential election as well. he is very, very strong in the texas energy industry, knows many wealthy people there. he is, by all accounts, a terrific fund-raiser. and someone -- wealthy people enjoy talking about politics with him. this is not a science. this is an art. it is a question of personal relationships. karl rove is very skilled and those things. >> what about his relationship with romney? >> they have no long history of friendship or alliance. but karl rove has become basically the embodiment of the establishment of republican party in the same way that romney is sort of the alternative to the tea party, rove is the alternative. rove basically helped push the tea party candidates to one side. he was important in 2010, 2011 criticizing people like michelle bachmann, herman cain, and basically helping us sort out the republican field so that romney could emerge. and this is because karl rove and his allies saw romney as the most elec
and heavy rain is also affecting other parts of the world. houston, texas was hit by storms overnight which caused massive flooding. now the cypress creek has flooded out and many resident have been suffering from power outages. there are reports 12 cent meters of rain fell in the metropolitan areas. this is in sharp contrast from last year. and nearly 20 people died after a record amount of rain and thousands of people have been evacuated in those areas and more heavy rain is expected. and in many parts of china, they have been hit by direct rain causing flooding and property damage across the country. thousands of passengers have been left stranded. and roads blocked by landslides. let's return to our top story. the reports that one of the possible worst massacres since the uprising began in syria began months ago. there are reports of 200 people killed in a farm village in hamah province. both the government and opposition blame one another. a syrian activist based in ha ma. from your point of view, can you tell us what's snapped we have reports of heavy bombardment. >> i tell you today.
the virus and subject to prosecution. we have one individual, i believe in texas, in prison, at a 35-year sentence because he spat on a police officer and did not even have the virus. there are laws on the books that have to be repealed. of legislation requires the department of justice put resources into helping the states. the federal government cannot repeal these laws, that through my legislation, we could help state-by-state get these laws of the book so people can come aboard. we have here in stigma and discrimination, people are not going to come forward and be tested. they will not disclose their status. we want people to come out of the shadows and realize once tested and treated, they can live long and healthy lives. >> we're talking to congress member barbara lee and dazon dixon diallo, founder of sisterlove in georgia. i want to ask you about the supreme court decision on the affordable care act and what it means for people living with hiv/aids? >> >> i want to follow but she was talking about with criminalization and how it is tied to the conversation with the sisters from ne
from? it is a maverick company. they do not do that in texas. [laughter] we will do that lots when we get to where we're going to get. if it carefully on the ground their social enterprises popping up, credit unions, etc., and many more benchmark experiments. at something like 20 states have legislation before them like the bank of north dakota, the state owned bank. [applause] and another 20 states are considering single payer. [applause] here is the issue. as the pain deepens that is why the era is critical. the pain it deepens and we have time to build. we work to build more and more people begin to see, you've got to come up with an answer. my judgment -- and i think i'm not blowing smoke -- those kinds of experiments are the only way to build the popular base with politics in the projects. there is a beautiful thing going on in cleveland ohio we have been involved with. in 1977 when the first big deal closing occurred -- still closing occurred and they got clobbered, a lot of people were involved. in ohio, it is a bigger idea of worker ownership. people understand it. in clevelan
in texas last year 20 times more likely than it would have been in the 1960's, while warmer temperatures in britain last november were made 62 times more likely. in particular, researchers said global warming is likely worsening heat waves and also noted an intensifying water cycle, connected to both increased droughts and drenching rain. the new research affirms what scientists have long predicted about the rise in extreme weather under climate change. this year, the u.s. has seen record rains, droughts, devastating wildfires, and blistering heat that has killed dozens of people. for it our full coverage of global warming and extreme weather, go to democracynow.org. a government probe has found negligence by the canadian company enbridge led to the 2010 oil spill in the kalamazoo river, the most expensive onshore spill in u.s. history. more than 840,000 gallons of oil spilled into michigan waterways after the rupture of an underground oil pipeline canadian oil into the u.s.. on tuesday, the national transportation safety board released a probe confirming enbridge was aware as early as 2
esparza. he just left colorado and is now home in texas. where were you in the theater? >> i was approximately in the third row -- in the third row, around 17 seats down from the middle. >> can you tell us what happened in theater 9? >> it was approximately 15 minutes into the movie when we heard the door being kicked open. apparently, it had been propped open. somebody walked in and threw a smoke grenade into the crowd. we thought it was a practical joke. i personally thought it was a stink bomb or something juvenile. when the canister exploded, everybody started screaming, and that is when the gunmen opened fire on the crowd and pandemonium broke out. >> how close were you to him? >> approximately 10 feet from him. >> what was he wearing, could you see him? >> yes, very clearly. and believe he was wearing camouflage pants. he had a lot of body armor on. he had a riot helmets, a gas mask, goggles, and all this weapons. he was heavily armed and protected. >> when did you realize he was not just in a batman costume like a lot of the people there for the premiere of the film? >
in austin, texas with which is where i live now, i won't go too intense into it, you only go away for three months or 90 days, three months, and he has to come back and he is in solitaire for two weeks before she allowed to go back into the public zero so just to work with him and to the psychological state he is in and see that and see what he sacrifices, it was incredible and then just aesthetic and that kind of stuff, training with him and a couple of mates was great, but i think it was more for me was the, just the psychological, you know, what it does for them. >> and the mindset they have. >> yeah. it is incredible. >> all right let's take a look at the first clip. >> welcome to the recession, boys. you should be grateful you still have a product people want. >> so you don't mind -- >> you guys, you guys, you know, you have a clean business, there is, there are no problems, there ain't no ben and cho. this, so my envelope stays the same. >> it is just a matter of time, guys. before they legalize it. >> i mean, i would take the deal instead of decapitation. you know? bang it out swee
in texas in houston as legitimate oil. oil that has been stolen by drug gangs the zetas, they are selling this oil in houston. now, the story came outlast week where gas stations in seven mexican states complained to say they are being forced to sell oil by these cartels. so you have these cartels, which are like criminal paramilitary political complexes fighting each other and the federal government trying to impose its will and trying to put order on all of these cartels. so a checks war. now when the new president comes in, i don't think he has pot a simple master plan. you know, he said -- he said he wants to reduce the antisocial violence, the collateral that has come out of this conflict and that's a good objective. the objective of calderon was i am going to declare war and destroy the cartels. which didn't work. he couldn't defeat them. he couldn't eliminate or annihilate cartels. >> rose: because of the corruption that exists within? >> because of the corruption and also because of the nature of these cartels. i mean you take one cartel in michoacan, state, and there, you have
to fort bragg to attend the trial. police in south texas say all 14 people who died in a car crash sunday night were undocumented immigrants from mexico, honduras, and guatemala. the victims were traveling in a pickup truck when it swerved off the road and crashed into two trees. nine people survived. the georgia supreme court has granted a stay of execution to a death row prisoner who unscheduled the died monday night. the supreme court ruled unanimously monday to delay warren hill's execution, pending a decision on whether a new one drug lethal injection process violates state law. he was convicted of murder in 1991 and sentenced to die, despite concerns you may be mentally disabled. two judges have ruled he is likely mentally retarded, but has been unable to pass charges strict guidelines requiring proof beyond a reasonable doubt. sally ride, the first team of u.s. astronaut in space has died at the age of 61. she made history as a part of the crew aboard the challenger space flight in 1983. she returned to space for another mission a year later. in a statement announcing a death, her
that in texas, for example, a couple of years ago, there was a move by the then state regents to remove or to lessen -- the state's own history of civil rights activism, both statewide and nationally. they simply removed certain individuals. so cesar chavez got less attention in the textbook. and ronald reagan and others got more. i mean, that, for practical purposes, in terms of number of words on page, for certain acts of history -- >> and they wanted to diminish martin luther king's role and increase, enhance newt gingrich's role, right? >> right. so that in my opinion is of a piece. it's of a piece that both looks at the college as a place where history is less important to the fact of making money. the bureau of labor statistics produced a report just two years ago, in late 2009, where it identified the top ten growing fields for all americans. six of them were low-wage, entry-level service work, the preponderance of which were all in health care. basically taking care of an aging baby boomer population. so what are we gonna do about that? and -- >> you're not going to study histor
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